Brewed by Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGB (20) - Québec, Quebec, - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Schlussel is an "ok" altbier, but despite being very drinkable, there is nothing very hoppy to speak of and not really malty either, It lacks a little something that would make you say "I want another one right now", just like the Uerige Alt is, for example. The place is beautiful though, definitly worths a stop if you’re near Dusseldorf (along with all the other Altbier breweries!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (620) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2016
cask @ brewpub. Clear amber with white head. Malt aroma, sweet malt flavour, with dry bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (920) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Clear ruby brownish color with thin foam head. Light nutty nose. Mild earthy taste with a discreet carbonation and a smooth mouth feeling. The aftertaste is calm and worthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
szeli (196) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
Mittelding zwischen Schumacher und Uerige. Röstmalz und Karamell, dazu Brot. Hopfen minimal vorhanden. Insgesamt in Ordnung.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1047) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
Aroma: melanoidins, roasted dark malts, herbs. Appearance: clear amber color and beige head. Taste: roasted dark malts, herbs, green apple, melanoidins, quite dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation. Overall: One of the best alts, really nice balanced taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6818) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Edeka supermarket Mönchengladbach as Schlüssel Original. Dark amber coloured, small off-white head, mild caramel in the nose. Toasted malt, caramel, bitter hoppy and hay with dry bitter finish. Bit watery but ok alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (261) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
Pours dark brown, medium head, leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma: very intense malt and caramel aroma. Taste: heavily malty, caramelish, pretty sweet, some hopps in the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (350) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle@Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere, Finland.Light /medium aroma with dark malts and some hops. Deep copper color with small light head. Clear liquid. Medium taste with bit roasted malts and some hops. A hint of plum. Medium taste spectrum and medium after taste with malts. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Overall high quality, balanced and stylish alt with nicely strong body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (527) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
500ml Bottle courtesy of McTapps. Dark brown pour with lively carbonation and a huge, white head. I detected sweet, sugary, candy notes as well as floral perfume in a nose that was also distinctly gassy. The taste opens very sweet with loads of malty, lightly toasted caramel flavours and some cereal as well as just a hint of sugary coffee. Malt certainly dominates over hop and bitterness is low. The body is light, verging on watery. Altbier is a new style for me and while there were plenty of enjoyable flavours in this one I found it a little too sweet for my cask-conditioned British palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe - Clear dark copper colour with a huge firm frothy off-white head. Nose has a slightly grainy aroma with a little spicy, grassy hop note. Taste is dry, grassy, with a sweet malt base. Soft palate, carbonation gives an almost creamy mouthfeel. Little bitterness on the way out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZeroDome (83) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
Brown dark beer with big white head. Aroma is roasty with caramel, no to little hops. Taste is roasty, malty with a dry bitter hop finish. Good altbier

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